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Herding Cats

Hi Claudia,

Here is a situation. I presented a local contractor resume to my client, who requested a face 2 face interview. The candidate said he could interview with 24 hours notice, but now he tells me that his current manager will not permit him to interview during work hours. I suggested that go on his lunch hour, but he says that isn't enough time to travel to the client location, interview, and return to his job. The hiring manager is available to interview this week only,…

Added by Claudia Faust on September 17, 2008 at 7:48am — No Comments

Top 5 Ways to Fail at Hiring

Top 5 Ways to Fail at Hiring

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If you're in the majority of businesses out there, you handle most or all of your recruiting in-house- no recruiters or staffing agencies in your hip pocket... or wallet. That is, you write your own job postings or advertisements, you research and make your own media buys, and you handle the pre-screening and interview process. If your company attends career fairs, you and your team conceive the design for your… Continue

Added by Jason C. Blais on September 16, 2008 at 11:22pm — No Comments

CNBC's Executive Career Blogs

Nothing outrageous or titillating but worth a few minutes of your time. I especially liked the recent The Headhunter Always Rings Twice piece by Marcy Lerner of

Added by Steve Levy on September 16, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

When, "Lesson's Learned" is Worth More than A Good Salary

There are many reasons why you might not be getting paid enough at your job. Chances are that you would never guess the real reason: you.

Why am I writing this article? Because I did have a chance to bump into someone this past weekend at a social gathering. One of the first things that we talked about (I had never met this person before that night) is about salary.

She told me that she worked for a very successful medical supplies and services company… Continue

Added by Phil Robles on September 16, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments


For all of you in Texas,

My thoughts and prayers are with you doing this difficult time you are facing.

Keep can only get better.

Mary in MN.

Added by Mary Larson on September 16, 2008 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Beeeeep Beeeeep Beeeep Beeeeep... or Detecting Tonal Differences in Searches

They say there are two seasons in Washington state: Rainy season and Construction season. Although I have heard that slogan used for other areas in the country, it is particularly true in The State of Liquid Sunshine.

Driving home from work, I found myself approaching a construction site. Noting the neon orange signs, traffic cones, and large portable reader board lit up with orange lights asking me to merge left, I dutifully signaled, cleared, and proceeded to change lanes. Now I… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on September 16, 2008 at 12:27pm — No Comments

World Pay Report by Hay Group

The market for management talent is now undoubtedly global. At Want to be a Big Biller? read the Hay Group report where they consistently see developments in one region having a flow-on effect to

others – whether it is the rise of the Indian rupee impacting on salaries in the

Middle East, where much management talent is… Continue

Added by Gavin Chase on September 16, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

September 16, 2008

This week Ron Mason gives us a five-point break down in Powerful Candidate Interview Prep. Jump on and add your thoughts, leave a comment.

And don't Talent Talk Cafe! This week Susan Burns leads the discussion: Creating Value in Relationships...

Stop by Tuesday at 3pm ET / 12 pm PT and join the conversation right here on the home page!

Happy Tuesday!…


Added by Amitai Givertz on September 16, 2008 at 9:29am — No Comments

How can my golf swing teach you a lesson in your career?

I can recall the time that I took up golf lessons with a local pro. During my lessons she taught me how to properly grip the club and swing through the ball. It felt terribly awkward but she told me it is only because I had been holding the club improperly for years. I remember her saying, keep practicing and in time your new sing will feel natural.

For several weeks I stuck with the grip and swing that the pro had showed me. My swing still felt uncomfortable and there were no… Continue

Added by James Carchidi on September 16, 2008 at 9:03am — No Comments

ADA Retasked - Finally

I'm biased - with family members offering recruiters a range of disabilities, I used to cringe when I was asked to help them find new jobs. Recently the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 addressed many of the original law's shortcomings as well as Supreme Court rulings that whittled away the intent of the law.

The law will make it easier for workers to prove discrimination; it explicitly relaxes several stringent… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 16, 2008 at 8:40am — No Comments

Social Job Board Meets Referral Network

Jobirn Hey, didn't I just chat with you about that job? No? Hmmm, it must have been some other web savvy job seeker looking for a way to connect directly with employers for real-time Q&A or updates.

You're sure that wasn't you texting me? Okay, okay. Perhaps I gave you too much credit... or maybe you've just been so busy that you haven't had time to keep up with all the latest geeky advancements in the job search arena. So I'll help you out with this one - and it's a… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on September 16, 2008 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Lehman Loses...We Lose

Lehman is already battling to avoid “job abandonment,” in which workers simply stop showing up even though they have not been formally laid off.

Some of that was clearly happening on Monday as some of Lehman’s trading floors were only about two-thirds full. A rush of résumé-writing signaled the melancholy of an institution in its final days.

Many employees toyed with their résumés in full view of colleagues. Others perused job-listing Web sites — Wharton’s…

Added by Steve Levy on September 16, 2008 at 8:03am — No Comments

Law 3 - Conceal your Intentions (the Zen of Recruiting)

"Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late."

Ah, the Zen of Recruiting or better known as recruiting without recruiting. Or if you prefer, conceal your intentions...

Which is "worse" - concealing your… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 15, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Podcast: Todd Raphael, Editor-in-Chief at ERE Media

Todd Raphael of ERE Media spoke with me by phone recently about recruiting and employment trends, including: college recruiting, employer branding, technology innovation, and the use of social media in recruiting.

Todd has been with ERE Media for three years after spending seven years with Workforce Management. In his own words, he keeps a "close watch" on the field of recruiting and business trends and steers the content-focus of the ERE Media… Continue

Added by Jonathan Goodman on September 15, 2008 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

RedHat Linux Admin, EMC Needed to Join a Top Technical Team!

RedHat Linux Admin, EMC Needed to Join a Top Technical Team!

Worldwide company is looking to hire a Linux Administrator for office in Phoenix, Arizona that is skilled in the setup and maintenance of RedHat Linux based servers and EMC storage. Perform daily administration and support of RedHat Linux servers and SAN which utilizes EMC storage and Brocade switches. Includes hardware and software installation/upgrade, shell scripting, system performance monitoring, system sizing,… Continue

Added by Austin Dillon on September 15, 2008 at 10:09am — No Comments

Data Entry Operators/General Clerks/Customer Service Representative Needed

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Please mail your updated resume along with rate on W2 to

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Added by ShashiKanth on September 15, 2008 at 10:08am — No Comments

Mobile Phone: The Key to the Teen's Social Life

Below is the complete article posted today on TMCnet by Jyothi Shanbhag focused on the influence of the mobile phone on today's teens.
It's a terrific illustration of why companies must change their recruiting strategies to…

Added by Dennis Smith on September 15, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Writing an Effective/Compelling Online Help Wanted Ad

The most common mistake that Employers make when posting a job ad online is forgetting the medium. A big advantage of online job boards is that they allow unlimited ad text in most cases. In other words, you'll pay the same $475 on for a 200 word ad as you would for a 2000 word ad. That is not to say that you need to go hog wild on content because it's free (after all you want the job seeker to actually read what you have posted). It is to say, however, that there are some key… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on September 15, 2008 at 9:54am — No Comments

Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman, Merrill Lynch...AIG, WaMu

Can you picture the what the financial services recruiting landscape is going to look like one month from now? Read comments from today's NY Times article on 2 Wall St. Banks Falter; Markets Shaken.

Added by Steve Levy on September 15, 2008 at 8:55am — No Comments

Any Superhero Recruitment Agency Available Now??!!!

Well…don’t let this fascinate you, there are superheros in our mist and they do need a recruitment agency like yours to join. I was wondering why we wouldn’t need superheroes to do all our office jobs for us, I mean we spend time looking for the right people for certain jobs….and obviously you know how hard that could be sometimes, then we talk of getting references for them as well…well I am about referencing a superhero but that’s where you come in…all you recruitment companies.

I… Continue

Added by mike crop on September 15, 2008 at 8:06am — No Comments

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